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Driving in 2WD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SearchingTacoma, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Jul 10, 2008 at 3:45 AM
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    SearchingTacoma

    SearchingTacoma [OP] FunTruck

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    If I have a 2004 4WD, 3.4L 6 cylinder, when I drive it in 2WD, am I getting the same fuel economy that I would if I had a 3.4L 6 cylinder full-time 2WD?

    Also, what kind of REAL mileage are you other Taco drivers getting on the 3.4L, 6?

    Thanks for your help.

    ST
     
  2. Jul 10, 2008 at 6:23 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Are you referring to the 4WD tacoma and the Prerunner 2wd tacoma?

    or are you referring to just being IN 2WD?

    I used to own a 96 3.4L 4WD (Manual tranny). I consistantly got 19-20mpg half city/half highway.
    I had a bunch of modifications also that would help / hinder mileage.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    Khaos

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    You would only notice maybe 1MPG difference. A 4x4 has more mechanical parts meaning the engine has to carry more weight.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    SRFIVE

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    To convert to manual hubs is pretty expensive, so if the result is only a difference of 1 MPG, ROI wouold be a long time (or many miles).

    I'll know soon. I am installing Off Road Solutions manual hub conversion kit (as soon as it comes), and I'll be comparing the gas mileage. I have tracked my mileage on my '04 DC since I bought it. Average 17.2 MPG around town, and 21.5 MPG on long trips. I think 1 MPG is probably right, with the ADD the only real parts that continue to turn in 2WD are the CV joints and axles...not the front drive shaft and related U-joints. (The ADD is a servo driven mechanical shifter fork in the differential.)
     
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